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Accounting Level 3

Course title: Accounting Level 3 Course level: Level 3
Qualification: Advanced Diploma Awarding body: AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Part-time (Day or Evening) Course length: 1 year
Venue: Broad Oak Centre


AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is the intermediate level of the AAT Accounting Qualification and offers technical training in accounting.  The main purpose of Level 3 is to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills to gain employment in an accounting role and/or the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in accountancy or a related field.  At the intermediate level, you will master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns and professional ethics.

Modules and units

The course is split into the following units:

  • Accounting for Fixed Assets
  • Basic principles of costing
  • Cash management
  • Extending the Trial Balance using accounting adjustments
  • Preparing accounts for partnerships
  • Preparing and completing VAT returns
  • Preparing final accounts for some traders
  • Principles of accounts preparation
  • Principles of cash management
  • Principles of costing
  • Principles of VAT
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance
  • Providing cost and revenue information
  • Spreadsheet software.

Entry requirements

Completion of AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2. Students also can begin at Level 3 if they have a double entry qualification in Bookkeeping.

How will I be assessed?

The above units will be assessed using computer based exams.

Progression and employment

Successful completion of the Certificate stage will permit progression to the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting will prepare you for the following jobs:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Corporate Recovery Analyst
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant Insolvency Executive
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper and Payroll
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Assistant

How much will the course cost me?

Please contact us for costs of this course. The fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

The cost of the course includes, the college enrolment fee and exam fees.

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If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email


How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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